We found 11 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept CIGNA Plans near Oakland, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, DIEP flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
2070 Clinton Avenue; 4th Floor East
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Alameda, CA and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Moulton-Barrett (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moulton-Barrett include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Moulton-Barrett graduated from the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. The average patient rating for Dr. Moulton-Barrett is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Oakland, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chin performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars' specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cedars's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cedars has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javaheri's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Javaheri graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobson include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hobson trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3120 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Richard Kahn is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kahn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen T Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Consorti has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Shoko Emily Abe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1480 64th Street; Suite 100
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Shoko Abe's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abe include surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abe speaks Japanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Albert Stanten, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3100 Summit Street; Suite 2600
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Stanten's medical specialty is general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Stanten focuses on surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Stanten is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Stanten has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Heller Myotomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen M Marcovis, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karen Goodwin is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goodwin include surgical procedures. Dr. Goodwin's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Goodwin's training includes a residency program at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

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